Yesterday I attended Pride in London, it was the first Pride event I’ve had the courage to attend.
Not only did I attend but I organised a small group from my workplace to be part of the procession. I want to add a huge thank you to Molly and Michael for being there with me, your support means far more than you probably realise.
I know there is quite a bit of controversy over the commercialisation of Pride and having experienced it I have very mixed feeling about that. For some workplaces this is the only chance of inclusivity yet that shouldn’t be what the march is about.
I want to put those feelings aside for the moment. Whilst yesterday was long and exhausting, I had a fabulous time. A month ago I wasn’t ‘out’ to colleagues, now I am having some wonderful conversations with the most unlikely of people. Ok, not all are so accepting and we have a long, long way to go still.
Right now I’m still buzzing from the atmosphere of yesterday, I’m proud of my achievements so far and have a renewed energy for making some more positive changes.